|The prompter's handbook. Ed. - J. A. French.|
Similar to other prompter's books published during the last half of the nineteenth century, French gives instructions for calling the figures of quadrilles including examples of how the calls correlate to the music. The book also covers the calling of contra dances (progressive figure dances performed by a column of men facing a column of women).
Keywords: Authors: J: J. A. French; Titles: T
|An analysis of country dancing: wherein are displayed all the figures ever used in country dances, in a way so easy and familiar, that persons of the meanest capacity may in a short time acquire (without the aid of a master) a complete knowledge of that r - J. Berryman.|
This is the first of several books published by Wilson on the subject of English country dancing. Performed as a series of figures by a column of men facing a column of women, the English country dance was one of the most popular early nineteenth-century ballroom dances. Although the manual has a section on ballroom etiquette, it is most useful for its text, tables, and color-coded diagrams, which explain the figures...
Keywords: Authors: J: J. Berryman; Titles: A
|The dancing-master: or, The art of dancing explained ... In two parts ... The whole containing sixty figures drawn from the life, and curiously engraved on copper plates. Done from the French of Monsieur Rameau, - J. Essex ...|
This is a translation of one of the most important sources for the study and reconstruction of eighteenth-century dance--Pierre Rameau's 1725 Le maître a danser. Translated by English dancer and writer John Essex (c. 1680-1744), part one of the text and accompanying full-page plates carefully focus on the appropriate manner of walking, feet positions, and bows, and describe a large vocabulary of steps...
Keywords: Authors: J: J. Essex ; Titles: T
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|Wehman's complete dancing master and call book: containing a full and complete description of all the modern dances, together with the figures of the german. - J. H. Harvey.|
This is a typical example of a manual compiled from previously published materials and assembled by a publisher. The manual contains hints for balls and information on the performance of quadrilles and round dances. The popular parlor game known as the German or cotillon is given 55 figures.
Keywords: Authors: J: J. H. Harvey; Titles: W
|Leitfaden für den tanz- & körperbildungs-unterricht mit anleitungen über den gesellschaftlichen verkehr. 14 tafeln mit 118 figürlichen und choregraphischen darstellungen. - J. R. Bosshardt-Strübi ...|
This manual opens with a brief history of dance and continues with descriptions of feet positions, and figures for quadrilles and "La Polonaise" (also known as the grand march). Round dances such as schottisch, waltz, and polka are also included. The manual is enhanced by fourteen full-page illustrations.
Keywords: Authors: J: J. R. Bosshardt-Strü bi ; Titles: L
|An essay on dancing / - J. Townley Crane.|
New York : Nelson & Phillips, 
Keywords: Authors: J: J. Townley Crane; Titles: A
|The nature and tendency of balls : seriously and candidly considered, in two sermons, preached in Medway, the first, December 21: the second, December 28, 1818 / - Jacob Ide.|
This book consists of two sermons delivered by Jacob Ide (1785-1880), pastor of the Second Church in Medway during December 1818. In these sermons, the pastor declares that balls are too expensive, "excite very ardent feeling," and lead to an "inordinate love of company" resulting in idleness. The second sermon is devoted to a common theme in nineteenth-century antidance literature, that dancing and attending balls are contrary to Scripture...
Keywords: Authors: J: Jacob Ide; Titles: T
|A treatise on the theory and practice of dancing, with an appropriate poem, in two cantos, and plates illustrative of the art. - James P. Cassidy ...|
The first section of this manual is devoted to a history of dance with emphasis on Greek and Roman practices. However, much of this section is borrowed liberally from the writings of late eighteenth-century authors, and, while it illuminates the importance of Greek and Roman influence on the arts of the era, modern dance scholars will find many interpretive and factual errors. Book two is a discourse on what Cassidy considers the practical aspects of dance: steps, music, and deportment...
Keywords: Authors: J: James P. Cassidy ; Titles: A
|May Christians dance? - Jas. H. Brookes.|
This is a typical example of the antidance literature that was published during the nineteenth century. Although Brookes provides a weak defense of dancing, his final conclusion is that the large assemblies, indelicate dressing, "unwarrantable freedom of intercourse between the sexes," as well as uncontrolled excitement, leads to a thorough worldliness and, ultimately, to the forgetfulness of God. The manual was reissued in the 1890s under the title The modern dance.
Keywords: Authors: J: Jas. H. Brookes; Titles: M
|Traitté contre les danses. - Jean Boiseul.|
An early example of an antidance treatise, this manual provides a foundation for arguments that continued to the end of the nineteenth century--that dancing is a sin against God. Much of Boiseul's argument is based on biblical examples (chapters and verses are noted in the margins of each page). While acknowledging that dance is mentioned in the Bible, the author is quick to point out that the dances were "joyous and spontaneous" and very different from the seventeenth-century social dances of h...
Keywords: Authors: J: Jean Boiseul; Titles: T
|Cotillion figures, - Joel H. Watkins.|
Red and black diagrams are utilized to show the floor patterns of more than twenty figures for the cotillon (also known as the German), a series of party game figures performed to music and an important staple of the ballroom repertory during the last half of the nineteenth century. The figures in Watkins book are, in fact, many of the same figures used in the grand march.
Keywords: Authors: J: Joel H. Watkins; Titles: C
|Familiar dialogues on dancing, between a minister and a dancer; taken from matter of fact with an appendix containing some extracts from the writings of pious and eminent men against the entertainments of the stage, and other vain amusements ... - John Phillips ...|
Substantiated by quotations from other writers including Pascall, Prince of Conti, Chief Justice Hale, and Archbishop Tillotson, Phillips declares dance to be a vain and idle amusement. While he acknowledges that many people assume the study of dance teaches good carriage and a "graceful and easy way of moving our limbs," he notes that Quakers, "who hold dancing in abomination," manage to display good carriage without benefit of dance instruction...
Keywords: Authors: J: John Phillips ; Titles: F
|A collection of ball-dances perform'd at court: viz. the Richmond, the roundeau, the rigadoon, the favourite, the Spanheim, and the Britannia. All compos'd by Mr. Isaac, and writ down in characters, - John Weaver, dancing-master.|
Dancer, teacher, and theoretician John Weaver (1673-1760) compiled this important collection of choreographies by Mr. Isaac. With melodies composed by James Paisible, the collection contains six ballroom dances: "The Richman," "The Rondeau," "The Rigadoon," "The Favorite," "The Spanheim," and "The Britannia." All are couple dances and are notated in a notation system first published in 1700 by dancing master Raoul-Auger Feuillet (1659 or 1660-1710)...
Keywords: Authors: J: John Weaver, dancing-master; Titles: A
|The art of dancing, embracing a full description of the various dances of the present day ... - Judson Sause ...|
This manual is acknowledged by the author to be a compilation of other sources. In its eight chapters, the work covers etiquette, general instructions for feet positions and bows, the quadrille, contra dances ("Spanish Dance," "Sicilian Circle," and "Virginia Reel"), as well as the polka, redowa, York, schottisch, military schottisch, Bohemian, and several waltz variations--modern, hop, five-step, and knickerbocker...
Keywords: Authors: J: Judson Sause ; Titles: T